911 call: Woman found Seau with no sign of life

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The 911 call that alerted authorities to the shocking
suicide of former Chargers star Junior Seau in his coastal North County home
was made public Friday.

In the call, made about 9:30 a.m., the weeping woman screams, “Oh, my
God! I need an ambulance. Oh, my God!”

(Listen to the call here)

Breathing heavily, as if on the verge of hyperventilating, the
girlfriend identifies herself as Megan as says, “My boyfriend shot himself!”

The dispatcher repeatedly asks the distraught woman to take deep breaths
and try to calm down, and asks for her boyfriend's name and age. When Megan
tells her, the emergency operator repeats Seau's name.

Megan explains that she found Seau lying lifelessly on his back on a bed
in a spare bedroom of his home on Oceanside's Strand South after she returned
from a gym workout.

The dispatcher asks where the gun was, and she replies, “Next to him in
the bed.” When the emergency operator asks where Seau shot himself, Megan
says, “In the heart.”

In response to the dispatcher's questions, the girlfriend says Seau
apparently was not breathing.

After the grief-stricken woman asks what she should do, the dispatcher
instructs her to move the former linebacker to the floor so she can perform
CPR. Megan replies, “He weighs 260 pounds” then says she'll try, and soon
gets back on the line to say she's gotten him off the bed.

The dispatcher then puts a medic on the line to talk the girlfriend
through resuscitation techniques. At that point, Megan is told emergency
personnel have arrived at the beachfront home, and she can be heard going to
the front door and letting them in.

On Thursday, the county Medical Examiner's Office ruled Seau's death a
suicide by gunshot to the chest. He apparently left no note explaining his
decision to end his life.

Public and private memorials in the local icon's longtime hometown of
Oceanside are tentatively planned for late next week.

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